How do I know my child needs therapy?
- If your child is struggling "across environments," (this means having a hard time at school, home(s), in social settings, etc.) it may be best to see a therapist and gain some support. Some
struggles in childhood are developmental and kids "grow out of it." However, if a child or family has been struggling with the same issue(s) and are feeling stuck or unsure how to proceed or support
their child, then therapy may be a good fit.
How much can I be involved in my child's therapy?
- Every family and every situation is unique. That said, therapists are a helper in a child's life for a season and a parent is forever. So involving parents is important. That can look like
attending portions of sessions together, the therapist checking in with parents or parents helping with therapeutic homework.
Do you give homework? What does that look like?
- Sometimes homework is appropriate. It can structure and direct your work between sessions. This can look like reading a book or article, journaling, completing a worksheet or documenting
What is infant mental health?
- According to Zero To Three, "Infant mental health" is defined as the healthy social and emotional development of a child from birth to 3 years; and a growing field of research and practice
devoted to the:
- Promotion of healthy social and emotional development;
- Prevention of mental health problems; and
- Treatment of the mental health problems of very young children in the context of their families.